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Mazloumi A, Kazemi Z, Mehrdad R, Helmi Kohneh Shahri M, Pour Hossein M. Validity and reliability of WRQoL-2 questionnaire for assessment of nurses’ quality of work life. JHSW. 2017; 7 (2) :143-152
URL: http://jhsw.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5656-en.html

1- Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2- M.Sc., Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , z-kazemi@alumnus.tums.ac.ir
3- Associate Professor, Occupational Medicine Department, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4- M.Sc., Department of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (1503 Views)

Introduction: Quality of Work Life (QWL) is a new form of job satisfaction which involves ones feelings about all aspects of their job. The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Persian version of WRQoL-2 questionnaire for use in the nursing community.

Material and Method: In this study, backward translation method was used in order to verify the linguistics stability. Then, the cross-sectional study was conducted among 270 nurses working in a hospital, affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Reliability and construct validity was investigated using test-retest and factor analysis, respectively. In addition, discriminant validity was assessed by comparing QWL mean scores of nurses satisfied with their salary and those who were dissatisfied.

Result: Regarding the reliability, it was observed that the repeatability coefficient were at an acceptable level for all dimensions of the WRQoL-2questionnaire. According to factor analysis, six components were identified with some questions in different groups compared to the original questionnaire. Considering discriminant validity, all components, except Stress at Work, obtained P-value less than 0.05.

Conclusion: Based on the acceptable level of reliability and validity of the WRQoL-2 questionnaire, use the questionnaire to assess the quality of work life of nurses is recommended.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/06/21 | Accepted: 2017/06/21 | Published: 2017/06/21

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